Sunday, 27 September 2015

Zentangled


Zentangles.
For those of you that are scratching you heads right now wondering what they are this is my first attempt (I need to practice more!) at creating a card using the technique.  
Basically, it is doodling on paper and drawing designs with a black fine tip marker leaving some areas open and some coloured in.  There are many great video to watch online and trust me, it is easy and relaxing too and something I have wanted to try for a long time.

I began by stamping the leaves from the Simon Says set- One With Nature with black Memento ink.  Then, I picked up my fine line black marker and started doodling away.  I tried to repeat the patterns I chose to doodle on each leaf placing them in a different position each time.  It was fun.
I did add some pencil shading to some of the areas for interest as well.
I kept the background clean by just mounting the leaf panel over a scored edge in the background which is hard to see at the bottom due to the shadow I got when taking the photo.
(one of my lamps is broken!)
Added the sentiment from Paper Smooches for a simple, monochromatic looking card.

 IDEA:  I don't travel but if you do, this would be a great thing to take along to work on while traveling.  All you would need are some open stamped images, a fine line black marker
and some Zentangle examples to refer to.

 Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- CIRCLES

Little Red Wagon- HAPPY FALL
(leaves) 

CAS on Sunday- POLKA DOTS


Creative Fingers- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Paper Smooches, Simon Says/ fine line marker/ Memento bl ink/ pop dots/ ScorPal  


21 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love this

Joyce said...

I adore this. Your zentangles are amazing, and what a clever and creative place to put them. I have tried zentangle before, and it is definitely not as easy as you make it seem--you have real talent. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Karen ... such awesome detailing and gorgeous monochrome ... these fabulous leaves are just so striking! Amazing work! Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Your zentangled trees look fantastic! Love them! I've been meaning to try this, too, but haven't gotten around to it yet! Another reason to get this tree set...

Donna said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon!
Donna (DT)

Suchi said...

This card is really beautiful Karen! I love the zentangle.. :)
Suchi xx

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I also wanted to try this and I think you´ve done a stunning card with this technique.

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love your card, must have another play with zentangle! Karen x

Lee-Anne said...

This is absolutely amazing, Karen!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Seemingly, I know these trees, but they are so new. Great look for these stamps, very innovative.
hugs,
BozenA

Gabby said...

Great-looking card, Karen! Fantastic doodling. I think doodling is hard and the actual "art' of Zentangle has more "rules" as in design objectives, so to me, it's even harder. Funny how waaaay back in early school days all of my notebooks were doodled but now I can't seem to make it look good. Hmmm. Looking forward to seeing more of it from you. :)

Faith A said...

WOW this is fantastic, I love your doodling, something else I haven't done. Beautiful result.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is AWESOME!!! I've played around a little bit with Zentangle but haven't used it on a card yet, I love what you did here!!

Hannelie said...

Are you serious... first attempt?! Looks A-Mazing!
Thanks for joining Casology Karen!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous example of zentangel art.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is one amazing first attempt at Zentangles!! WOW! I love them and have taken a class and enjoyed taking my pens and done these on vacation. But, wow, you've done a fabulous job using the leaf stamp and Zentangling each leaf. And the shading is perfection! Totally in love with this card!! Hugs, sweet friend! (P. S. It's so relaxing, isn't it?)

Davi said...

You did a super job on the zentangles Karen!! Very fun ;)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. fab designed! Great with your zentangled feathers!
I scrolled a bit and can tell you that all your cards are unique and simply BEAUTIFUL!
oxo
Susi

Bobby said...

This is such a departure from your usual cards, Karen, and I love it. I've seen Zentangles before but never tried them. Your are wonderful.

Shelly said...

Awesome!! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love this! You can't go wrong with Zentangling as it is all just doodling.